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ASTM F1744-96(2016)

Standard Guide for Care and Handling of Stainless Steel Surgical Instruments

Standard Guide for Care and Handling of Stainless Steel Surgical Instruments F1744-96R16 ASTM|F1744-96R16|en-US Standard Guide for Care and Handling of Stainless Steel Surgical Instruments Standard new BOS Vol. 13.01 Committee F04
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Abstract

This guide is intended to provide a better understanding of the care of stainless steel surgical instruments intended for reuse. This guide is not intended for use with electrical, pneumatic, or other powered surgical instruments. The stainless steels most used are martensitic and austenitic types. The instruments shall be used only for their intended purpose, such as cutting, holding, clamping, retracting, and so forth. Undue stress or strain should be avoided when handling and cleaning. The guide includes care in particular for hemostatic forceps, needle holders, scissors, microsurgical instruments, instrument kits, and other sharp instruments. The instrument care specified includes cleaning, lubrication, and inspection. Testing, repair and restoration, and sterilization are specified.

Scope

1.1 This guide is intended to provide a better understanding of the care of stainless steel surgical instruments intended for reuse. This guide is not intended for use with electrical, pneumatic or other powered surgical instruments.

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Book of Standards Volume: 13.01
Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/F1744-96R16
ICS Code: 11.040.30